sand plain

sand plain

[′san ‚plān]
(geology)
A small outwash plain formed by deposition of sand transported by meltwater streams flowing from a glacier.
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Rolling sand plain is found at the foot of the Marwat- Bhittinni range [21].
Pilgrim farmers initially had great difficulty settling on an infertile, forested sand plain.
This concept was evaluated for the Albany Sand Plain in Western Australia, an area of 2250 [km.
Not shown in Figure 2A, the sand/clay plain occurs in complex patterns with the clay plain and sand plain.
Island and Lab number (3) Association context Ulong Island: Ulong Village Ulong, TP 1, Layer 1, ANU-11932 midden associated with 10 20 cm stonework; sand plain Ulong, TP 1, Layer 1, ANU-12096 midden associated with 20-30 cm stonework; sand plain Ulong,TP 1, Layer 1, ANU-12097 midden associated with 20-30 cm stonework; sand plain Ulong, Unit 4, Layer l, Wk-15645 midden associated with 30-40cm stonework; sand plain Ulong, Unit 3, Layer 2, OZG-276 midden associated with 50-60 cm stonework; sand plain Ngeruktabel Island.
Lake Numalla lies elevated in the sand plain, ~3 km to the south-east of Lake Wyara (Fig.
In December 2004, one of us (RTH) was diving with volunteers on a sand plain at Saba Island, Netherlands Antilles, and a volunteer--Michael Chamma--acquired Figure 1C indicating the possibility that the octopus might be mimicking a flounder.
We report excavations at NEP22, a small site on the Watarrka plateau (now part of Watarrka-Kings Canyon National Park) (Figure 1), that shows the presence of chipped stone artefacts in a buried sand plain at 11440 BP.
Higher relief reefs between 1-2 m above the sand plain comprised less of the benthos than the lower reefs, but were more stable through time (Figure 4b).
In the same area ACF-CC are coordinating an action by local groups to try and save two hectares of Umina Coastal Sand Plain, in Hillview Street, Woy Woy, from being developed for a retirement village.
The most obvious difference is that approximately 42 percent of the rare plant records occur on sand plains whereas only 18 percent of the region is classified as sand plain, and that 24 percent of the region is classified as till plain (drumlinized and undrumlinized) and less than 3 percent of the rare plant records occur on till plains.
The coarse-textured sandy soils that characterize the Norfolk sand plain of southwestern Ontario are particularly well-suited for medicinal herb production.